Discussion in 'Hunting' started by loose noose, Nov 14, 2021.
I hesitate to call someone a "fool", but that "author" is certainly ignorant.
Now from what I heard, in those fabled paleolithic hunting grounds in Marlboro country, the deer are armored plated and weigh 1500 lbs to a ton. Ordinary rounds just ricochet off the creatures. However, I never hunted there and never tried to get tags. And, I never tried those mile long shots that the experts so commonly practice in their hunts.
So anyone who claims a 6.5 bullet going 2500 fps is inadequate on deer, I think that person is one of those types who believes in the old hype we used to read in the vintage press.
Incidentally all but one bull elk, I shot quite a while ago, travelled at least 25-50 yards before collapsing, the elk came out to a fire break up in Colorado and took a center of the chest shot right at an estimated 150 yards with the .270 using 150 grain Remington Core Lokt bullets. In fact that is the only elk I ever shot with that rifle, however I can't say I didn't try to get more, but I shot quite a few mule deer, as well as whitetail, and even a few prong horn. I do believe that is my "now go to" rifle for hunting deer, elk, and pronghorn if the occasion ever comes up again. I do think that the old saying "never believe what you read, or hear, unless you see it in person".
I took it as being tongue in cheek. And there is a point to the old saying, "Bring enough gun." I built a 6.8SPC to add 50% more power over 5.56, and while not as fast as a 6.5, looking to complete a .375 SOCOM to more than double that. Having seen 8mm Remington Magnum anchor them in their tracks, there may be a limit to how far we want to go in the horsepower race.
If there was just one small little thing that stops me from 6.5CM it's the overall cartridge length, being an AR kind of hunting rifle guy. Oh well.
the 6.5 cm shooting. The 143 eldx is plenty of gun for elk out to 550/575 yrds & takeing deer & antelope out to 750 yrds,
You dont need 1500 ft pounds to kill an elk or /1000 ft pnds for deer, (bows,/short barrreled pistols dont generate anywhere near that. & people use them to kill big game all the time) take out the vitals they die.
The 6.5cm is an awsome round my wife and i have used it on many big game animals, in several states BUT it will never replace the 7/08
Everyone thought the300 prc would dethrown the
300wm hasnt happened yet and never will
Never ever underestimate the ignorance of 6.5CM haters.
A little over 600 yards. 6.5 CM 140gr Hornady BTHP
Great job on your buck, and glad you have found your happy rifle!
.22 hornet, .25-20, .38 spl, .32-20, .410 slugs. Anything over 1000 FPE at impact is acceptable.
I assume your post was to highlight that the 6.5 CM is a deer killing machine. I agree.
It wasn’t the what .223 for deer guys…they think you are using a bazooka.
Have a blessed day,
Don't take this wrong, but how did you see 600 yards/meters through that thick forest??
He shot it from here. It was on the shady hill.
The Sweeds have killed a lot of moose with their old 6.5 round over the years.
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